I'm doing great this fine day! I feel like I'm doing pretty good at being the best me :) I went off sugar completely so thats good!
It sounds like y'all are doing a lot of work getting ready for the craft show. That's cool! It was good to see everyone out working in the shop. :) I just wanted to be there! Although... you did look kinda cold... :) It's good to know some things just don't change. But you all looked so big! Well, mainly just Garrett, haha what the heck G?! Looked like y'all were doing great! ...
But speaking of that cold... I knew it was colder there but I think I kinda forgot what that's like until I saw everyone with their hoods on. Y'all need some gloves! We stay in the 80’s here and into the 90s some days and humidity varies so I can't complain! But yeah, make sure to add boots to that list mom! :)
... I'm so grateful for how the prophet and apostles can speak out on modern day issues. Over and over in conference this time I felt like they respectfully, kindly, simply, and boldly taught about how God's laws will never change. Ever. No matter what man does down here. They really set an example of how to respond to questions. I've learned that I need not get nervous about how to answer people, which was perfect since Claudia asked us specifically about gays and the church on Wednesday. I gave her my best Elder Oaks answer, and she said, "oh, ok." No problem... None of us will apologize about God's laws.
Thanks for your words of encouragement Mom! I am looking forward to Christmas! I'm not gonna lie, I've totally been trying to think up some gift idea that I can make and that weighs nothing (so it can go in the suit case). So far I have... a piece of paper. haha. No, I have no idea. But I'm not worried, it'll just be awesome to be together! We could probably just look at the Christmas tree lights all Christmas morning and be happy! oh my goodness! I just realized - since I'm getting home a week earlier than I would of, y'all should totally wait for me to go tromping through the woods to get a tree! Can you wait that long? I bet so! :) It'll be like my b-day present :)
Claudia and Greysi are doing awesome. Claudia did say she told Carlos "she's starting to believe in this stuff." And stood up for the difference between the Bible and Book of Mormon. I was so proud of her!!! Marquetta and Robert are doing bad. Their lights got turned off, their car broke down, and Marquetta was basically stoned from a drug they put her on for her bi-polar stuff. And she just called me saying they can't make rent and might get kicked out. We got there on Saturday right as Marquetta was losing it. Tim was so stressed he'd literally just lit a cigarette, and started to smoke. The previous Bishop, who's a lawyer, hasn't gotten back to us, and the court process for divorce is already going to take so long. I'm not really sure what to do, but we'll press on.
I really really have to go. I love you all tons!!